State of the Lake, 2013

by B. K. Ellis, J. A. Craft and J. A. Stanford, updated 10/2014

The Biological Station has carefully documented the status of water quality in Flathead Lake and its tributaries since the Station was founded in 1899. In the early days, studies were periodic. Since 1977, measures have been obtained about monthly by the Biological Station using standardized protocols. These studies have been the technical background for development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) allocation for the purpose of managing nutrient loads reaching Flathead Lake.

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